CUC’s Pastoral Care Team Continues to Support Young Adults
By Casey Stainsby, Youth and Young Adult Program and Events Coordinator for the Canadian Unitarian Council
Young adults can tap into the Young Adult Pastoral Care Team from anywhere, whether or not they are affiliated with a congregation.
The three ministers on this team are available to support Canadian Unitarian Universalists ages 18-35 by offering caring conversations and supportive listening – by phone, text, or Zoom video conference.
The Pastoral Care Team serves the young adult community – especially those young adults who don’t regularly attend a congregation or don’t have a relationship with a minister. Even young adults who are part of a congregation may not think that pastoral care is for them, or they may not know that they can reach out to their minister, if they have one, in times of need.
Through the Pastoral Care Team, young adults can access support in times of transition, loss, relationship challenges, stress about school and work, decision making and more. If they are seeking connection, the ministers can also provide information about young adult events, like Gathered Here monthly online check-ins, and can make introductions to a nearby young adult group or congregation.
Young adults can contact the Pastoral Care Team by phone or email. One of the members will be in touch within 24 hours to set up a time to meet. The team will try to offer care as soon as possible, and usually within 2-3 days of receiving a request.
Confidential voicemail: 204-900-0150